“Now that Iâ€™ve set up my classroom collaboratively, I cannot imagine returning to a non-collaborative environment,” says online educator Smadar Goldstein. “And whether you’re teaching from thousands of miles away or sharing a physical space with your students, an online component can provide unique shared learning opportunities.”
Are students cheating when they read the work of fellow students in a collaborative environment and then incorporate the ideas into their own responses? Online teacher Smadar Goldstein prefers to define that as “learning.” But if you have concerns, she has suggestions.
I believed that being new meant I had to follow someone elseâ€™s advice for the first six weeks of school, or I would be doomed. Now I know that students mostly know how to do school, and we must respect their intelligence as we build community with them.
K12 schools are slow to address digital literacy, says technology coach and teacher Jen Carey, when they view it as more content to cover â€“ not a cross-curricular component of teaching. In this post she suggests a better way, with several examples from her history classroom .
Inspired by the flipped classroom model, school-based coach Jennifer Carey is flipping her tech-related professional development to provide faculty more flexible learning opportunities and just-in-time support.
School-based tech leader Jennifer Carey shares some highlights from the semi-annual iPad Summit, held most recently in San Diego, with keynoters Audrey Watters and Mimi Ito.